New York — PECARN

Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital EMS Research Node Center (CHaMP E-RNC)

Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2023

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Project Overview
The overall goal of this project is to develop an EMS Research Node Center (E-RNC) integrated with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) that will conduct innovative and significant prehospital-based pediatric research. To accomplish this goal we will complete the following objectives:
(1) Establish the infrastructure for an E-RNC called Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) Research Node, which will include three EMSAs.
(2) Contribute to the science of prehospital pediatric care through the submission of specific research concepts to PECARN.
(3) Complete a pilot project within the project period that demonstrates the ability of the EMSAs to collect data.
(4) Obtain funding for a specific large scale project.
Houston Fire Department EMS - CHAMP
Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) - CHAMP
Milwaukee County EMS - CHAMP
The Research Foundation for SUNY on behalf of University at Buffalo - CHAMP
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Lorin Browne, DO, FAAP
  • EMSA Principal Investigator
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD
  • Principal Investigator
(716) 645-9726
Manish Shah, MD, MS
  • EMSA Principal Investigator
(832) 824-6703
Johnathan Studnek, PhD, EMT-P
  • EMSA Principal Investigator
(704) 943-6046


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Conducting a Literature Search in PubMed Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video demonstrates the search process, starting with finding keywords and ending with executing the search and accessing the literature. … 2015 Available Online
Literature Appraisal Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video explores why literature appraisal is essential to study design and knowledge translation. Topics covered include identifying appropriate appraisal … 2015 Available Online
Standard Operating Policy and Procedure for Development and Approval of Research Concepts and Protocols Protocol/Guidelines This policy provides guidance for CHaMP investigators and others involved in PECARN research regarding the development, submission and approval process … 2015 Available Online
Translational Research Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video examines the importance of translational research as it relates to a bi-directional process of bench to bedside as … 2015 Available Online
Dissemination of Findings Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video examines why dissemination of findings is important, as well as describing ways to disseminate research results. Viewers learn … 2015 Available Online
Evaluating the Role of Random Error Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video provides an overview on how to evaluate the role of random error within epidemiological studies. Viewers will learn … 2015 Available Online
Developing a Research Question Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video examines the origin of research ideas, identifies what makes a good research question and explores a suitable research … 2014 Available Online
Human Subjects Research in EMS: An Ethical Overview Education Module(s)/Curriculum This presentation discusses human subject protections and examines ethical challenges in EMS research. Topics covered include how to conduct EMS-related … 2014 Available Online
Research in Prehospital Care: Possible Models for Success Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video examines how research in the EMS setting differs from hospital-based research. Viewers learn about the barriers to obtaining … 2014 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
2015 Pediatric Research Priorities in Prehospital Care Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2016
Multicenter evaluation of prehospital opioid pain management in injured children Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2016
Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial of intranasal ketamine compared with intranasal fentanyl for analgesia in children with suspected, isolated extremity fractures in the paediatric emergency department Research Paper/Publication BMJ Open 2016
Prehospital Opioid Administration in the Emergency Care of Injured Children Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2016
Prehospital Pediatric Care: Opportunities for Training, Treatment, and Research Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2015